No – only pity in the end

“…You don’t have to wait for someone to treat you bad repeatedly. All it takes is once, and if they get away with it that once, if they know they can treat you like that, then it sets the pattern for the future.”   – Anonymous


“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”   – Maya Angelou




No – only pity in the end

The toaster doesn’t

Produce faster

Because you are in

A hurry


Turning up the

Volume of your

Diatribes will not

Improve the outcome


The bruises never showed

You took great care they wouldn’t

Head and back your targets

No, your story has

Carried you thus far

Has covered up the tracks

At least nobody asked


Curiosity – my fatal flaw

Truths you never uttered


A little girl

Was no match for your


And no one ever got that close


You didn’t win

I escaped – I survived

The cracks in your amour

Are widening but nobody cares


You continue to strike out – yet

I am out of reach

Regardless, I am free

Many scars won’t heal – but

I’ve chosen Joy


There is no hatred

That is your disease

The only feeling

I have for you







About Léa

A wanderer who has found home and herself in the South of France.
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13 Responses to No – only pity in the end

  1. You have not only survived,
    You have arrived!

  2. cindy knoke says:

    No wonder you moved to France. Powerful and moving Lea. Hugz too~

    • leamuse says:

      Actually, it isn’t why I moved but it probably contributed to why I never felt I belonged until I got here? Regardless, I am home and I have no intentions of ever returning.

  3. Wow Lea this is extremely powerful. You are not just surviving but thriving.
    Love xxx

    • leamuse says:

      Merci beaucoup mon amie! It does give a clue or two as to the book we spoke about that is on the desk awaiting completion…

      Xx L

  4. beckarooney says:

    I’m a firm believer of “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” you’re a prime example of that Lea. You are unstoppable, loved this piece 🙂 x

  5. claudia says:

    it is a sad true that if you don’t put a good visible stop sign at your door when the border is crossed it will happen again and again – i’m glad you escaped and that you were able to choose joy…

  6. Lea powerful words and I am so happy you have chosen JOY. Keep moving onwards and upwards friend.

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